ASPA News


PA Invest 2014 'Physician Assistants around the Globe'

The Dutch Association of Physician Assistants (NAPA) is proudly to invite you to the upcoming international congress PA INVEST 2014. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Dutch PA, NAPA invites all Physician Assistants around the world to participate in a three day meeting in Amsterdam on October 30th - November 1st 2014 Visit Website.

Physician Assistant meets with Minister for Health

The Minister for Health Lawrence Springborg met with one of the state’s first Physician Assistants at the Kingaroy Hospital today. Mr Springborg visited the hospital as a part of his tour of the South Burnett Read the full article.


The Minister for Health Lawrence Springborg with Physician Assistant
David Ashard from the Cherbourg Hospital.

Physician Assistants in Australia

Physician assistants (PAs) are making inroads in Australia. Medical extension is an idea whose time has finally come. As the familiar demand-side triad of population aging, wants, and technology collides with workforce and fi nancial constraint, change for Australia will be a necessity, not an option Read the full article.

Grattan Report

Shortages of GP services have a big impact. When people can’t see a GP, they get sick with conditions that could be prevented. This is costly for the health system and for individuals. Download the report.

Physician Assistant role in New Zealand

The Physician Assistant (PA) role is being considered to see whether such a role might be a relevant and useful addition to the New Zealand health sector. Read the full article.

Australian Physician Assistant Registration Board - Draft for Member Comment

The aim of the voluntary register is to provide self regulation to the Physician Assistant profession in Australia and New Zealand (from now on referred as NZ)-(if NZ PAs desire to be included). Download the full Document.

Tasmanian Greens Health Action Snapshot

We have had an exciting development today with the Greens motion to look at introducing Physician Assistants into the Tasmanian Health System being passed through the Lower House with tri-partisan support. Read the full article.

Press Release:

Health Workforce Australia Report confirms Australia needs Physician Assistants

Health Workforce Australia has released a long awaited report examining the introduction of physician assistants (PAs or physician associates) into the Australian health workforce. Download the full Press Release